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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

March 3, 2017

As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago,...

The Graduate School expands parental leave policy following years-long push from students

September 14, 2016

More graduate students will have access to parental leave for a longer period of time, following policy changes from The Graduate School effective this fall. Before Sept. 1, only women who gave birth...

National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees

August 23, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student assistants at private colleges and universities such as Northwestern should be considered employees, reversing a 2004 decision establishing...

NLRB decision draws near on whether graduate students at private universities can unionize

August 22, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to vote soon on whether to clear the way for graduate students at private institutions such as Northwestern to collectively bargain as university employees. Northwestern...

Graduate student Matilda Stubbs holds her son, Cosmos. Stubbs is part of the NU Student Parent Alliance, a group concerned about its lack of representation on a University-appointed task force formed to examine the problems that graduate student parents face.

Graduate student parents raise concerns about representation on task force

October 22, 2015

A coalition of graduate student parents say they are not represented by a task force formed this quarter to examine the experience of graduate student parents. Announced this month, the task force does...

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